Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lawrence R. Andersen

Lawrence (Larry) Ralph Andersen, 67, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2010, at Ridgewood Care Center surrounded by his family. Larry was born, the first of identical twins, on February 16, 1943, to the late Lorraine (Nash) and late Russell Andersen.

After graduating from Horlick High School in 1961, Larry enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served until 1965. An excellent golfer, Larry loved to spend time on the golf course hitting balls and sinking putts. Larry was an excellent handyman. It was common to find him tinkering around in the garage, building or fixing something. There was nothing that Larry could not fix or build.

November was a special time for Larry, as he anticipated the deer hunting season all year and couldn‘t wait to bring home his prize buck. Larry was a very caring and compassionate man who loved his family,  enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, his sister and brother. Sundays during the Fall you would find Larry watching his beloved Green Bay Packers, a love he passed on to his children. Always the jokester, he went out of his way to make everyone happy and laugh.

He is survived by his children, Amy (Michael) Garbo of Racine, Marco Andersen of Racine; grandchildren, Madelyn and Alexander Garbo of Racine; his sister, Lori Bush of Racine; twin brother. Leonard (Lonny) Andersen of Modesto, CA; and brother, Kurt Andersen of Racine. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister and a niece.

A Memorial Service celebrating Larry’s life will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Terry McGugan officiating. Private interment with full military honors will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. Memorials to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780 have been suggested.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ridgewood Care Center and Hospice Alliance for their excellent care and compassion during the last days of Larry’s life.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He was one of the best managers I ever had the privilege of working for; a brilliant hardware configuration specialist and computer operations center designer, who always had a good joke at the ready. I remember he was a dedicated hard worker, commuting 90 miles to Chicago every day, rain or shine. My condolences to his friends and family.